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're with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and it's going to be a nice mild one for this day of transition. and then it will feel like summer again. tony perkins joins us with a closer look. >> it doesn't make it easy to explain when today is the last full day of summer and then tomorrow our temperatures go up to the 90s with heat and humidity. enjoy today. another mild one. as allison said, not bad at all. let's look out there. a cool start to the day. 58 degrees in washington. 49 in baltimore. 48 at dulles. so very cool. 53 in ocean city. and winchester is at 51 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. you know that live picture we showed you a moment ago, that told you the whole story. it's clear outside, bright sunshine as the sun just came up a few moments ago and not much in the way of cloud cover out there. so the day planner for today looks like this: a lot of sun, a cool start to the day but a day with seasonal temperatures. look for a high of around 80 degrees, our average high for today is 78. not bad at all. a lot of sunshine. enjoy it, folks. it will be a
for joining us. alongside shawn yancy, i'm brian bolter. we have few numbers to pass along but we want to give you what we have when it comes to the mayoral race. 3170 votes in, that's it, from across the city, we have -- just lost my place here. >> let me pick it up for you there. you were going to say -- >> there it is. it refreshed. adrian fenty has 1,841 votes, vincent gray has 1, 286 votes. i apologize, the computer keeps refreshing. we mentioned we don't know what parts of the city these are coming in but if we delve deeper we get a sense if you're going to pull apart these 3,000 votes where they're coming from. they're coming from wards 1, 2, 3 and 5, and right now no reporting from wards 4, 6, 7 or 8, that's just those 3,000 votes so a long way to go. but if you're going to pull it apart and micromanage it, a little metadata there, you can start doing it with that information. >> as you know, the polls closed roughly three hours ago soderint taking so long for results to come in. roby chavez is live with the d.c. board of elections to explain what the hold-up has been. roby. >> reporte
of the voters. >>> and two newspapers divided by their endorsed will join us live to discuss their selections coming up this hour. >>> and it was once considered polluted, carrying everything from trash to raw sewage but a new study shows the potomac is making a cleaner comeback. why this effects your health coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> take a look outside. a beautiful start to this thursday morning. it is september 9th, 2010. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. a little bit cool though. coming into fall. i can al-qaeda feel it. tony perkins showing us the rest of the day. >> a wonderful start to the day and today will be a very, very nice day. want to show you the satellite radar. not just for the region but for the eastern united states. we're in the clear this morning. you have plenty of clear sky and sunshine. things look really good. pleasant start to the day. out to west, that's where there is a lot of rain. that associated with hermine, the remnants of what was tropical storm hermine bringing heavy rain t
jad using a victim's credit card just after police say he was involved in an armed robbery. august 8th investigators say he was one of three suspects who approached victims in college park with a weapon, took their property and ran away. >> after we searched his home we recovered property belonging to the victims of the robbery. >> reporter: jad is in jail with no bond. >> makes me feel a lot better to know they're not going to let it go and end us a warning. they're actually out there -- send us a warning. they're actually out there doing their job. >> reporter: over a month police have been searching for suspects involved in at least six student robberies in college park. one student says someone was robbed near his home at hartmouth and yale about a week ago. >> i was thinking about it. my parents were probably more worried than i was, but it was definitely something i thought about. >> reporter: there are other suspects still on the run. check out these two men on the video who may have helped. these suspects were also involved in armed robberies in college park. in this video the
sent to us from the leesburg area of the hail. we did have hail, three- quarters of an inch, even an inch, and that's what pretty much dictated the severe thunderstorm warnings. you can see all the white around the dog. that's a pretty good patch of hail. three-quarters of an inch -- or not three-quarters of an inch of hail but the size of the hail was three-quarters of an inch. fairfax county, parts of montgomery county getting some very strong storms. you can see back to the north of us up into western sections of pennsylvania, northern central pennsylvania, all of us firing up ahead of a frontal system. i think the front will get close enough to us tonight that we still have to at least include a chance for some showers, even some thunderstorms, and that will go until about midnight or so. technically we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. that's everybody under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. maybe canceled earlier, portions, but not yet. but right now no active severe thunderstorm warnings for us here surrounding d.c. so we'll keep a very close eye on it.
things will deteriorate tonight as the clouds move in. but for us a bright sunshine. code orange air quality. a few degree cooler than yesterday. right now the labor day forecast looks fantastic. i'll have the weekend details coming up in a few minutes. allison and gurvir, back to you. >>> a state of emergency has already been declared for maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> and the effects are already being felt. amtrak has canceled train routes in virginia. there are mandatory evacuations in the outer banks of north carolina and travelers are being advised not to travel and from ocean city. sherry ly is live in ocean city and joining us with the latest situation. tides started picking up a short time augment it is. we are just at low tide and so it should pick back up again but we've seen waves of 6-8 feet out here and it will only get worse. we are her a hurricane watch here in ocean city, although earl is expected to pass close off shore. we're still going to get pounded with high winds and heavy surf. we're looking at waves later today at 12 up to 15 feet. right now life g
did not break us. i'm maureen umeh. today, the nation paused to reflect on that fateful day and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 9 years later, much has change. twin light beams stand where the world trade center powers once stood. a live look at the new york city skyline and earlier at the pentagon, president obama laid a wreath at the memorial where american airlines flight 77 crashed. the crowd honored the 184 victims who died. the president we -- terrorist efforts to divide the country, a victory he said will never be handed to them. >> we won't let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are. they doubted our will but as americans, we persevere. >> among the dignitaries were the families of those who died, including the family of carolyn manlin. she was working inside the pope 9 year ago and today her family invited matt ackland to a celebration of her life. >> reporter: this is what caroline loved. her family in one place. >> she loved to keep the family together no matter what is going on. >> re
. >>> and keeping watch of hurricane igor, it appears it will likely veer northeast away from the u.s. with the 75 mile- per-hour winds. the eye of the storm barely missed bermuda overnight. no early reports of major damage to the island but many parts lost power. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and strong rip current as -- currents along the eastern seaboard. >> it's going to shape up nice today. >>> it's going to be not as warm as yesterday. but a decent day today and then later in the week we'll see our temperatures warm up quite nicely. it will be like summertime again, before fall, which happens on wednesday. not much to show you folks. not much in the way of precipitation or cloud cover. a couple of clouds here and there. skies are mostly clear and shall be for the bulk of the day today. current temperatures. here in washington we are 69 degrees. 69 in fredericksberg and at patuxent naval air station. in baltimore it's 66. out at dulles it's 66. and in ocean city, 63 at this hour. your day planner for today, plenty of sunshine. a couple of cloud this is morning. a littl
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
crash, but the faa does not believe that's what this is. reports from the scene tell us this may be a natural gas explosion, those flames being fed from videotape a little while ago the intensity of these flames that they are being fed by a large gas line that services the airport. we're told the fire is consuming a residential neighborhood. some aerial views that are wider than others show a wide area in flames, at least a dozen homes on fire. first reports are telling us at least five people have been taken to area hospitals, three of them in credit can condition. you see helicopters there over- - critical condition. you see helicopters there overhead as well. no reports of any deaths, but officials are still trying to assess what's going on there, what's causing this huge fire. windy conditions are also hampering firefighting efforts. this is a neighborhood of homes in san bruno, california, just south of the city of san francisco up in flames. the full extent of the story there still unfolding. >> incredible pictures coming out of that area. we know you'll let us know of any
. taking a break from domestic concerns to talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan and then sit down with the leaders of china and japan. although last night this was the scene. hecklers greeded the president at a gray rights fundraiser. some shouted at him. others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the military don't ask don't tell policy. the president eventually told them to go shout at republicans. >>> part of the new health care law kicks in today. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill but the future of health care reform is still unclear. matt acland joins us live from capitol hill with more on our big story today. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of this legislation will be implemented today or this week and this issue is becoming debated once again. we heard about it six months ago and now we're starting to hear about it a lot again. the reason why, the elections are just around the corner. the republicans are saying this is a wrong move for the president. he should ha
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
. glad you are with us on this thursday morning. we say good morning to mr. tony perkins as well. >> hello there. a very nice start to the day. >> temperatures are in the 60s across most of the area and we've got clear skies. it will be a pretty day today too. not bad at all. >> let's take a look. we'll start with what is going on out there by showing out satellite-radar. no precipitation, nothing like that. the skies are mostly clear. we had the frontal system come through yesterday and then the cool air began to settle in last night. that is what we've got this morning. current temperatures around the region look like this. right now, in washington, it is 66 degrees. 66 here. 64 in annapolis. manassas, 61 degrees and there are some 50s out there. baltimore, 58. dulles airport is at 57 degrees. your day planner for today, lots of sunshine. very comfortable, a little bit breezy. >> a fall-like day. we're looking for high temperatures today in the upper 70s after a high in the mid-90s yesterday. more details on all of that coming up shortly. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with j
of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on traffic for us. >> if you are traveling northbound i-95 north of i-195 but before you reach 695, that is where we had the accident activity tying up the two right lanes. georgia accident at -- georgia avenue at norbeck, they were checking for an dent here. 395 across the 14th street bridge being lanes are open. no incidents to report crossing the potomac river. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, repealing don't ask, don't tell. later today, the senate is going to vote on the pentagon's policy. for more, we turn to fox 5's stacy cohan live on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. both president obama and the defense secretary robert gates do support ending the don't ask don't tell policy but the big question here on capitol hill is how will the senators vote. don't ask don't tell allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may of this year, the house of representatives voted to repeal the ban. now, it is the septa's turn. the legislation at
on camera using handicapped spaces leaving those who need them without any place to park. we start off with that fox 5 investigation weeks in the making. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. handicapped parking spots at a local metro lot not going to those in need. tonight we confront the drivers taking them. tissue thompson s live with answers. >> reporter: -- tisha thompson is live with the answers. >> reporter: this came from a tip who wrote us saying come to the parking lot during lunch hour. check the joggers in spiked heels or running shoes running for the trains. all you need is a handicapped sticker. who is checking? so we came out to the branch avenue metro station and checked out these metro handicapped spots and we got answers even we weren't expecting. the moon is still up. the cats are still on the prowl, but the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's county. >> that's why i get here as early as i do. >> reporter: celestine walker has knee problems and snagged the first space in the
a century. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the execution of 41- year-old theresa lewis. the governor has declined two requests for collegenessy collegeness -- clemency. >>> 4-year-old ally anderson was able to save her three children. she handed them out a wind to to her uncle but she never returned whether she went back in for her two youngest sons. neighbors in the close night community set up a memorial outside the house. >>> our other big story today marks six months since the signing of president obama's health care reform law. now, among the changes going into he can for some people, are insurance plans that can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. parents can keep the adult children on the health plans until age 2. unsurers can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions an some reventive care will no longer require copayments either. there is still a fight over health care reform as some states are suing the federal government over the legislation. >>> republicans are pulling one out of the old playbook. the gop is set to sign and release its ple
for joining us i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. a husband and wife and a history of problem. tonight they are both dead. how it all unfolded right in front of a federal agent walking his dog. >> reporter: residents on wide water drive in the prince william county were jolted awake just after 7:30 in the morning by the sound of gunfire. francis wily's husband called out to her. >> he told me get down. get the kids. make sure they are in their room. close the door. tell them not to come out. and then there was another shot. >> reporter: a married couple, robert and jennifer bathes, who lived several miles away on erica drive for some reason had driven to this neighborhood in their ford sport utility vehicle. neighbors at the crime scene said a dea agent walking his dogs encountered the couple and saw robert baits holding a gun to his head. he turned the gun towards the unarm agent who backed away. jennifer baits ride to get out of the car and that's when the shots rang out. the agent started shouting loudly enough to shout to his neighbors. >> he was saying why did you kill her, why di
the heat, declined to comment today, one telling us he is still in shock and the people owning this home moved in about six months ago. >> this -- has their son's party two weeks ago, all the memories, everything is destroyed. >> reporter: the sight of the damage to their home is so upsetting that one family member had to be hospitalized. >> she's shocked. >> reporter: although everyone made it out alive, 19 fish, one frog, a dog and three cats perished. it's going to take some time to put these shattered lives back together again. the fire chief told us they never had any problem with water flow contrary to a report that they were having difficulties. the church groups and the red cross have been assisting the families who can't go home and that is going to total over $2 million, shawn. >> thank you, paul wagner. >>> two days after a fire kill a -- killed a mother and her young son, fairfax county investigators are still trying to find out that cause. the lady and her two sons all died in the fire on wednesday. anderson lowered her other children, including an 8-week daughter to the unc
by people passing by in the parking lot here. police have been very slow to give us any information. we still don't know who the woman is or how she was killed, nor do we have any suspect information. all this happened about 2:30 this afternoon as police arrived on the scene after a 911 call. homicide detectives are now on the case. however, prince george's police say they got the call about a woman who was in trouble seen lying unresponsive in that hallway near a stairwell. they also got calls about gunshots at complex about the same time. the woman has not been identified at this point. she is a white female in her 40s. she died in the hospital about an hour after emergency crews arrived here on the scene. again police have not established a motive or suspect. >> at this time it does not appear to be a robbery, but we are still looking for the motive in the case. >> reporter: what have you been able to get from any witnesses? did they hear any arguing, shouting, any gunshots? was there any domestic problems in that area? >> that's all still part of the investigation. they're still inv
that in their position right now that was used during the shooting, but they are still on the lookout for a 2001 is white buick with d.c. tags. they want anybody in the community to come forward if they saw that vehicle around 13th and u. street or in the 1100 block of gerard street. they're telling us they believe this stems from an argument that happened outside of the funeral yesterday at about 1:00. the chief said they believe there are gang members involved with this. at this point they don't know if the argument stemmed from the funeral as they were mourning young ashley mckay here yesterday afternoon. so at thisit appears as though they are still looking for an additional suspect, possibly two more in this case. they said it was the community that came forward and helped them find this 21-year-old brandon miller that they arrested last night. they still want people to be on the lookout for the 2001 buick from d.c. tags and we'll have the latest on the story as it continues to develop. let's listen real quick to what the police chief and mayor fenty had to say moments ago. >> what happened here on
to a rough start. >> very unorganized and -- >> or not at all. >> it was not until 7:15 that they told us the machines were down and that we would have to go to an alternate location. >> reporter: he left the recreation center in northeast, one of two locations that opened late. he came back but one worker for mayor fenty's campaign worried others may not. >> it's going to be tight. if you come down to 25, who knows. >> reporter: the board of elections blamed new equipment and at more than a dozen likes, problems verifying serial numbers on cameras because of bad instruction. voters put paper ballots in a box and told they would be scammed later and that is what happened to vincent gray. >> there is no excuse for this. >> when the machine is up and running, we feed them through the scanner and have done that with every ballot in the precinct. >> reporter: waits of up to an hour or more persisted with same-day voter registration, which is new this year. >> they frustrated. myself, i would be frustrated. i don't have the time to come back again. >> reporter: each precinct had one machine fo
one jewelry distributor said it could be worth more than $50,000. >>> stay with us. we have much more still ahead, your weather, traffic and stop stories as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. >>> start you off with a look at hurricane earl this morning continuing to take aim at the eastern seaboard. evacuations are beginning in parts of north carolina and the hurricane could ruin labor day weekend plans for million of people including people right here in our region. >> let's take a look at exactly how things are shaping up for us here on this wednesday more than, september 1st. a live look at our nation's capital to get you started on this wednesday. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's say good morning to tucker barnes with a look at what is happening here. >> good morning. just getting the latest on earl. maximum winds down to 125 miles per hour. that is a category three hurricane. still a major hurricane. very dangerous. it will be approaching the mid- atlantic here during the
. crystal hayes told us not only did she see smoke coming from the front of the suv, she saw sparks, indicating that something was dragging. the lady who called police said that she found natasha's bike embedded notice grill of her suv and that's the way police did find it. but we're hearing from law enforcement sources, that call to police didn't come in until about four hours after the collision. >> paul, at this point i know you said no charges have been filed. do we know if they are considering charges or just investigating right now? >> reporter: the guidance we've gotten is that it will take time to piece this together. they have the measure. s, what measurements, the witness, the driver of the vehicle and sometimes they take quite some time to come together so it could be weeks or months before we hear anything at all. >> paul wagner, thank you. >>> there are new serious charges of a driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan. temeka adams is charged with involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car and hit two college students and then crashed into a res
for waking up with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> glad to have you along. before we get to tony and our forecast up here, flooding is causing a left yes to fail this morning. it is forcing more people to evacuate. >> residents in central wisconsin starting fleeing their homes when that levee started to fail last night. wisconsin river has cut off people in one neighborhood in the town of portage. it is not clear exactly how many of the 300 residents are now stranded. they did not heed the warning to evacuate. the levee has not completely collapsed but officials say it is leaking. >> we have a little bit of wet weather out there this morning. >> some rain showers across the area. none ever them particularly heavy at this hour but we could show some more rainfall develop during the morning and during the daytime and some of it could be heavy at times. we'll start with the satellite- radar composite, show you how things are shaping up across the region. there you go. you can see a pretty good amount of rain. let me tell you this. we have a variety of radars that we look at. this one is overplaying
to be nursed back to health. thanks for staying up with us. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. one was taken from animal testing medical lab and the others from a dog fighting ring. >> reporter: this is undercover video taken by peta in a lab at gates county, north carolina. watch for yourself. peta says the video shows workers mistreating cats, dogs, even rabbits. after this video was released the department of agriculture launched an investigation and the lab released the animals. some of them were brought to the washington animal rescue league. >> this is the case of about 200 animals in north eastern and north carolina and just a horrific medical research lab. >> reporter: saturday they looked over the rescued animals. the first goal is to nurse them back to health. the second is find them good homes. >> what we saw in the video was really nothing short of abuse. really deplorable. probably about the worst rescue disaster situation we've encountered. >> reporter: but that is just one rescue effort underway at the rescue league this weekend. ten pitbull dogs arrived on saturday
'm steve chenevey. glad to have you along with us this morning. the remnants of hurricane earl hit parts of canada over the weekend. more than 250 customers were without power saturday night in nova scotia when the peak of the storm hit. it is being blamed for one death outside of halifax. the canadian hurricane center says earl made landfall around 10: 30 saturday morning. at that point, it was a category one hurricane. >> seems like that is all we were talking about last week. all in all, turned out it be a beautiful weekend for us. >> not only here in washington but generally the beaches all the way from the carolinas up to southern new england. what a nice day yesterday. going to be more of the same today. going to be a little bit warmer but that will be the worst of the forecast. we'll have temperatures in the 80s after a nice, cool start. we'll take a look at current conditions. here in washington, we are 63- degree. it is downright cool in many spots with temperatures in the upper 40s in a few locations and low 50s. again, great start to the day. humidity, 60%. we have these cool
the 1th woman executed in the -- became the 12th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. >>> with critical elects just a few weeks away, leads are come to try to talk to businesses about their pledge to america.  four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the u.s. walks out during a speech by iran's president at the nation. mahmoud am din japped gad says most americans think the 9-11 tacks were carried out by the u.s. government. 3 # other delegations joined the american diplomats in walking out. there were also protestors outside the u.n. demonstrating against the iranian president. the iranian president hinted that his c
in our car and realized our car had been shot up. they said -- the people around us said that the guy was standing near our car. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped, this suv, which was being shot at witnesses say, had overturned blocks away near 12th and u. >> the busses was blocking him and so it hit the verizon truck here and flipped. >> reporter: jamal coates was killed and two others injured during the shoot-out. several others were seen running away. later, police say this tan buick regal may have been involved in the shooting witnesses leaving the funeral ducked for cover. >> this is something very tragic, that's happened to a family, they have had a loss, and why someone would want to cause more may hem, i don't understand. >> reporter: all of it played out near busy u street and at a church during a funeral where two rival groups were taunting each other. >> this resulted from a taunting. this was a taunting at a funeral. and we have this kind of serious consequence as a result. >> reporter: several police officers and community activists were at the funerals too. there wa
who want to serve openly without fear of retribution on. a procedural vote this afternoon the u.s. senate preserved the controversial policy don't ask don't tell. fox 5's bob barnard here with reaction. >> well, one democrat in the senate vietnam veteran john kerry of massachusetts says the republican filibuster today means gays in the military have no choice but to lie about who they are. on the senate floor don't ask don't tell got torpedoed by republicans who say they were happy to debate funding the military for the next fiscal year. >> but i will not and i urge my colleagues not to allow the defense bill to be a train that to carry through controversial unpopular pieces of legislation. >> reporter: a move to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the u.s. military. >> whether you disagree with this policy, whether you want to keep it or repeal it, the senate should not be forced to make this decision now. >> reporter: while the pentagon's asking men and women in the military what they think, the defense secretary and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff support allowing ga
access.wgbh.org (bell rings) >>. >> >> hurricane earl is barrelling down on the us threatening labor day plans for millions. parts of the east coast are under a hurricane watch and the fox storm team is pouring over the track. >>> iraqi freedom operation is over. >>> the dc hot spot has a new device that could have teams holding their ears and moving in the opposite direction. >> we're going to begin with the monster storm haunting the east coast, hurricane earl. >> i'm shawn yancy. >> the storm is setting its sights for the east coast. people are bracing up and down the sea board. sue palka kicks us off. >> the intensity hasn't changed much since yesterday's, category 4, 135 miles per hour winds and getting closer to the east coast . it's going to come really close to the outer banks thursday night. let's take a look at it on satellite imagery, and for a little while today, the eye was clouded over, but i noticed in recent satellite images, we're beginning to see that eye, and the water was about 86 degrees. a little bit of wind sheer today but the track does again continue to bring it
day weekend. sarah simmons is joining us live with the latest. >> reporter: well some people have already had their vacation plans interrupted early. from what we know this morning, we know that folks on the north carolina island of ocracoke have been evacuated as well as hatteras island is also being evacuated. now we've learned within the hour. and hurricane earl is now a category three. it has been downgraded but make no mistake about it here, it can still do a lot of damage with winds packing up to 125 miles per hour right now. maryland emergency officials are meeting today about the impact it's expected to have on ocean city. the mayor there said they have about 200,000 people there now leading up to this big labor day weekend. city officials are also warning swimmers about the dangerous riptides there in the water. now here in d.c. they don't expect much from hurricane earl. however, residents are being asked to prepare for power outages and flooding similar to what we have seen during the severe storms lately. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to declare a statewi
you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go partly sunny this afternoon but you can see a lot of rain showers. bands of rain associated with earl starting to make their way inland not only in north carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fre
news from capitol hill where there has apparently been a shooting possibly involving u.s. capitol police. >> this happened at second and c streets southwest. it was just about an hour ago and that is near the demeanor of health and human services building. -- the department of health and human services building. sherry ly joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are actually right here near the capitol, the ray bun building as well which houses some of the house members and then over there is the hght and human services building that you mentioned. town there on c street is where the shooting happened. here what is we know right now. the shooting apparently involving u.s. capitol police just before 5:00 this morning. there are reports that the suspect was shot in the and. he was down but conscious. this was a 200 block of c street in southwest. again, happening just before 5:00 this morning. there were a number of evidence markers on the scene. typically, those would be evidence of shell casing suggesting perhaps that multiple shots were fired again based on the inf
to get you started today at 6:00. we are glad you're with us early i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's talk about earl a little bit more now. evacuations are already under way in north carolina this morning as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. officials ordered all tourists to leave okracoke island starting at 5:00 a.m. this morning. the island's year-round residents are being asked to leave but they do not have to follow the evacuation order. >>> the scene was pretty peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yesterday but the storm is expected to range bring high winds and rains to the area by late thursday, early friday. all right, tuck. we are preparing for what is going on there. just hot for us here. >> mid-90s again in the forecast here. the big change from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane w
. iraqi forces are there for training and not fighting. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: the president didn't claim victory but did declare an end to combat missions in iraq. from the oval office the president said the united states paid a huge price. now operation new dawn begins for troops and diplomats who remain in iraq. >> the country appreciates you, i appreciate you. and the most -- the most pride i take in my job is being your commander-in-chief. >> reporter: the message from president obama to u.s. troops is resonating overseas. >> it's a good feeling and a feel of of accomplishment that i did my part as well as many soldiers before me and soldiers now and you just have a sense that you left something much better than you found it. >> reporter: as the training continues, president obama delivered an oval office speech announcing a change in the mission. >> if we remove nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to ira
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. that pesky little humidity is creeping back into the forecast. tony perkins is joining us with the details. not just the nasty humidity. >> i keep saying that. today is a transition day. we've had great weather for the week. today is not so great. it will be humid, warmer, more clouds and it will set us up for a wonderful weekend. high clouds streaming through early this morning. you'll see some sun filter through but the clouds will thicken up and by tonight mostly cloudy skies. right now 69 in the capital. 62 at dulles. dover, delaware, 67 degrees. today clouds on the increase. warm temperatures. more humid than it has been. breezy with winds out of the south at 10-15 miles per hour. that's a look at the weather. now an update on traffic and for that we go to julie wright. >>> not so bad right now if you're at the wilson bridge. the inner loop of the beltway slowing leaving braddock toward 66. and the lanes are open. eastbound 66 tied up as you work in from the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway.
and a look at the week ahead coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on the traffic situation out there. >> good morning to you all. we are talking about loudoun county. before a serious crash that popped up on us along route 9 out at hamilton station road. we are told that the highway is blocked off in each direction. that is route 9 at hamilton station road currently closed because of an accident. for those that are traveling along northbound i-95 here in lorton, nice, easy commute continuing up towards the beltway. no problems to report on the beltway leading annandale to merrifield and you will fine that traveling at the wilson bridge, all lanes are open and traffic is running smoothly there. top side of beltway, the outer loop as you work your way around from 650 new hampshire avenue and continue to silver spring, light traffic volume there as well. you will find lanes are open coming southbound as you travel from 109 out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> it appears the ea
for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. working the campaign trail at the festival when the pitbull started tangling with a poodle. police on the scene responded. karen grey houston was on the scene as it all unfolded and brings us the account of what happened out there. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival, full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts. up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner, and a pitbull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up to each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught owner of the pitbull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pitbull was the aggressor. >> the pitbull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her. started biting them. >> bystanders tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the pooled. and then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> thi
and wanting us to be more healthy and more environmentally friendly. >> reporter: in arlington karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolter tonight with the news edge at 11:00. >> we're kicking off tonight with a story we broke last week. a rash of armed robberies near the university of maryland has the campus on edge. police have made arrests, but the news is bittersweet because there's been another attack. fox 5's wisdom martin live in the newsroom now exclusive information. >> last week we broke the story about an arrest in the college robberies. police released video of the suspect using credit cards at two local convenience stores. after that story aired investigators were loaded with calls that led them to the first arrest and tonight a second suspect is in custody. prince george's county police say andrew hillics of silver spring is one of three men who robbed students at gunpoint august 8th in college park. this is video of hillex at a convenience store in silver spring using the victims' credit card. sunday he turned him into police. he i
. that will get in here tonight and set us up for a great start to the weekend. here is your forecast. dry again. early clouds and afternoon sunshine and becoming breezy. you'll notice the winds out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour with a high temperature of about 89 degrees. more details on the forecast and we'll look at weekend. we do have rain on the five-day and we'll let you know about that coming up. allison. >> tucker, thank you. >>> to a developing story out of southwest d.c. police have been dealing with a barricade situation. >> they had shut down a six- block area around n. street in southwest near nationals park but now we have an update. sarah simmons has been following the story. she joins us live with the latest details. sarah. >> reporter: well tony and allison, i spoke with a spokesperson from metropolitan police department and she tells me that the barricade situation has been resolved, the man has been removed from the home on n. street. at this point we're still waiting to kind of get an update. this just happened a few minutes ago so we're waiting to get an update as to w
to the north of us, like our camera is drifting off around here in the studio now. but it's going to be a great day. here is a look at current temperatures. 66 this hour at dulles. 66 at baltimore. 69 at washington. officially at national airport. 67 at fredericksberg. and 66 degrees to the north at frederick. so as we move through into today we're going to see the winds pick up. right now they've picked up between 10-15 mile-per-hour winds but we expect to see them gusting as high as 25 miles per hour before the day is said and done. and here is a look at your forecast. sunny skies, windy, much cooler. our high today only 78 degrees. yesterday we hit 96 degrees. wow, talk about definitely a big change in the forecast for you. it will get cool tonight, temperatures only into the 50s. so grab a sweater if you are heading out tonight. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both
. stay with us. we have much more ahead on fox 5 morning news as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. >>> there is another look at the capital on this frierks september 10, 2010. another gorgeous start to the day. there is another look at the capital on this friday, september 10, ten. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. let's say good morning to tony perkins. >> a very nice start to the day. it will be another beautiful day today the way i i think things are going to shape up. nothing particularly significant. i think there will be a few more clouds hanging around during the course of the day today but still a mostly sunny day. dry conditions, low humidity, not a bad start. here is a look at the temperatures around the region and again, cool, 64 degrees now in the nation's capital. 64 at annapolis. 55 at dulles airport. a lot of 50s out there this morning. here is your day planner for today. we are going to see mostly sunny skies, pretty low humidity, a mild day. high temperatures today only in the 70s, mid-70s at that is what we're looking for. so enjoy the day. we'll have
could use it. let's check in with julie wright. she has a look at traffic. >> as long as it doesn't happen during rush hour. we have to be specific with mother nature. only certain hours, certain times of the day and certain days of the week. >> you will find the lanes are open. overnight roadwork picked up off of 270 as you travel southbound merging off of 124 onto 270. that is running smoothly now leaving msmght va and continuing out to the lane divide -- that is running smoothly now leaving mva and continuing out to the lane divide. overnight roadwork if the hot lanes as you travel between 66 and tyson's now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, tons of belongings just dumped out on the street. >> a d.c. woman is being kicked out of her home for allegedly not paying her bills. matt ackland join us live with the details on this one. >> reporter: good morning. eloise diaz, this is all of her stuff. as you were saying, yesterday, shefers kicked oust her home, evicted. she lost her job. take a look. it is just stuff all up and down here. here
: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. weeshsashington d.c. the washington d.c. the place. on begin! >> this is fox5 news at 10:00. >> fox 5 all over the big stories tonight. tragedy in virginia, a mother and two children killed in a terrible fire. tonight, her heroic final moments. >>> also ahead, furniture, boxes, electronics, lining four city blocks, and all of this stuff is from one apartment. the story behind the mess. >>> and he may look like a door to door salesman, but police say he cleaned out a house, and tonight we're talking to the homeowners who caught the so called preppy burglar on camera. >>> we begin tonight with the horrific fire in virginia. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. the fire killed a mother and two children and the mother helped save three other children from a burning house. will thomas is live on scene tonight. will. >> reporter: good evening. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire that started about 8:30. you look over there, you can see flash lights. those
'm lindsay murphy. thanks for joining us tonight for sports extra. coming up meet one of the top football recruit from the country. plus ryan zimmerman walks away with some pirates loot. >>> but first we have some red skins news. some good news as several sources said donovan mcnabb will start against the cowboys on sunday. after cutting 21 players yesterday a few will remain on the practice squad. the skins can keep eight players. only signed seven. all spent the pre-season with the team. here they are. teams can sign practice squad players to the active roster if there are injuries or needs during the season. >>> of the skins the six draft picks this past april only two remain on the 53-man roster. top pick trent williams number 72 is the team's left track will. and parry riley. number 53 out of is lsu was the skin's fourth round pick of the other draft picks. eric cook was released. dennis moore was traded to the st. louis rams. cares was released yesterday and signed to the practice squad today. >> you have to do what you think is best for your football team. the worst thing people do
her a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you! >>> he said his plans to burn the koran on the anniversary of september 11th were off. >> well, this morning, they could be back on again. the florida pastor at the center of the controversy now says he was lied to and he is drawing that mosque built near ground zero into the mix. >>> a state of monetjano- melgoza is declared in one california community after an explosion destroys dozens of homes. stay with us. fox 5 morning news continues right now. there you go. this is how your friday morning is starting out. it is beautiful outside today. nice and cool out there. it is friday, september 10, 2010. good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us this morning. let's got a check on the forecast with tony perkins. >> i've got the good news for today. we have a great forecast today. tomorrow will be great as well. let's look at the current temperatures at the area airports. we are primarily in the 50s. 64 at reagan national. 55 at dulles. 58 at baltimore and most of the region is
. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things lo
to take this and use it as an act of sabotage is truly disappointing and it's disheartening. >> reporter: henderson says those fenty signs she put up were at the owner ashburn's request, but he's thrown them in a pile behind the diner. council member thomas says a large paper taken from the diner cost his campaign about -- banner taken from the diner cost his campaign about $200. he's accusing thomas and the diner owner of knowingly filing false police reports. >>> the news edge staying on the district where mayor fenty is fighting for his political life and that had him and his opponent vincent gray working for your votes all day. fox 5's wisdom martin is live in the newsroom with the big issues they tackled today. >> no time off for these two candidates for d.c. mayor. this afternoon council chair vince gray met with a group of teachers to talk about their concerns and meanwhile current mayor adrian fenty rallied outside the rec center with his supporters. vincent gray discussed his plan for education reform that includes being more inclusive while mayor fenty is touting his record. >>
. apparently it is training that is the issue. the people that were supposed to set them up and use them today had some problems setting them up. about six machines not working at this point or maybe they have been fixed at this point. but at last talk to the elections officials they told us they are having some issues. but the precincts are still open. you are still able to go in and fill out a ballot like i did this morning with a pencil and paper. basically the easy way of doing it instead of going to the new high-tech machines. now let's talk about the candidates. a busy morning. a lot of them up very early this morning. we have some video of vincent gray this morning voting at the precinct near his home in southeast, along alabama avenue. that happened about an hour and a half ago. he voted there near his home. also we have been told that adrian fenty also voted near his home on 13th street northwest. we're in the process of trying to get that video. it's on the way back to the station. we'll get it on as soon as possible. but we do have some video about 5:30 this morning of a rally that
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